This book gave me a plan for preserving my brain functioning as I approach middle age. As one who has seen the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease on elderly relatives, I have been concerned for some time that middle and old age necessarily entails fuzzy thinking, disorientation and forgetfulness. Not so. Using the strategies described in this book, a person can take steps to alleviate or prevent brain deterioration with age.
The book inspires hope.
I found this book very informative, and inspiring. I have a new view on life in general, and I feel that I am in control of both my physical and mental health. I can also alter my moods effectively and change my perception of potentially stressful situations just by exercising! I now have the tools to change my life for the better.
34 year old, married +2 wonderful kids. Like fantasy and self development: moral, humility, listening, relationship, kids education etc
I was amazed on how much there is to write about importance of physical activity and since I read the book I do much more of it. I got lost in many of the professional terms and feel there are too few examples of real stories.
in spite of that the book is highly recommended and will give deep insights that you would not expect to find in book on physical activity.
Yes, because it enlightens you on how FITNESS not athletics is so important for school age children as well as people in every other age group.
It talks about fitness for all ages. It really drove home how fitness helps ADD, ADHD, as well as school systems with violence. It also covers fitness in helping control a host of health and mental health problems later in life.
Every school board member and administrator needs to listen to this book - helping our school systems throughout!
This is one of the most informative books I have listened to. The information I learned has changed my life. I exercise now because it's good for me.
I am listening to it a second time because there was so much great information I want to hear it all again.
This book has some fascinating information, and the author presents a lot of data and a convincing argument that cardio is just as important for your emotional and mental well-being as it is for your body. Read this if you ever suffer from depression or anxiety, OR if you or your child suffers from ADHD or has difficulty learning. I think you'll find it beneficial!
I have been looking for something more to help push me past my psychological barriers to exercise. This was just what I was looking for. The detailed explanations of exactly how exercise helps to promote healthy brain function has gotten me out the door and on the move far more effectively than anything else I had tried. As an educator, I also found it highly interesting and motivating.
I got to Chapter 4 and have turned it off for now (hopefully I'll finish it at some point). The narrator sounds like a narrator for a 1960's educational film. I found his pseudo-excitement unconvincing: "A wouldn't you know it? Those kids were learning faster because of exercise!"
Seems really redundant (thus far). Perhaps this is an unfair review because I haven't completed it yet but as of Chapter 4 it doesn't seem useful. Glad it was on sale for $4.95
With regards to my Headline, I think science is very cool but a Scientist should never present their findings as cool.
P.S. Isn't it nice to see not a 1 or 5 for a rating?
If you listen, you will follow. Real insight into what makes us tick. This is a must read (listen). It will change your life, mood, and make you healthy. Its a little dry and scientific, but force yourself past it, it will be worth it.